In Final Fantasy XIII-2 players will have the ability to capture monsters and then use them in battle. With each monster having a different role to play in battle, the 150+ collectibles will allow players to use special attacks, level to increase combat effectiveness, just like the playable main characters in the game.
Three years after Lightning and the others saved Cocoon, some survivors decided to start over by rebuilding on Gran Pulse. Lightning, however, is nowhere to be found and thought dead by many, but Serah believes otherwise. When her town is suddenly overrun by monsters, a mysterious man named Noel appears to save her. Together, the two set off on a journey that transcends time and space, hoping to find Lightning.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is set for release in early 2012 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.